Category Archives: Catholic Writing and Publishing

Why Mercy Makes Us Uncomfortable

In his second Encyclical, Dives in Misericordia…Saint John Paul II highlighted the fact that we had forgotten the theme of mercy in today’s cultural milieu: “The present day mentality, more perhaps than that of people in the past, seems opposed … Continue reading

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The Twelve Steps to being a Spiritual Writer

Step Four – Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves as writers and of our writing. How many of our actions and mistakes are created by fear? Many think that the opposite of fear is courage, but our … Continue reading

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Why I Freelance

I am scheduled to give a presentation on Freelance Writing at this week’s Catholic Writers Guild Live Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. I really am pleased to have this opportunity. Part of the presentation deals with why some people choose to … Continue reading

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CWG Prayer Chain Post: July 24, 2016

The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment. Gospel, Luke 11:1-13 Now it happened that he was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished, one … Continue reading

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Launching the new CatholicWritersGuild.com

We’re just a few days away from launching a brand new CatholicWritersGuild.com website. This is one outward sign, one first step, in what I hope is ongoing growth for our Guild. Our membership is increasing. Our visibility is increasing. And … Continue reading

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But…..It’s Just Me!

So we have arrived at the place that Bishop Fulton Sheen, John XXIII and JPII told us was imminent.  We’re there, the society that scoffs at all forms of life, ridicules God and has named every sin as good if … Continue reading

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CWG Prayer Chain Post: July 17, 2016

The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment. Genesis 18:1-10 Yahweh appeared to him at the Oak of Mamre while he was sitting by the entrance of the … Continue reading

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Sweet Summer Poems

Summer is such a great month for poetry, it’s easy to laze around and read it on a hammock outside or in a cool air conditioned room. There’s less pressure to ‘do’ things constantly and more of a quote ‘relaxed’ … Continue reading

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Fight for Liberty, by Theresa Linden

Fight for Liberty, Book Three in the Liberty trilogy, climbs to a dazzling climax, filled with plot shifts that will tantalize adult, juvenile and young adult readers. In Book One, Chasing Liberty, an inner voice she calls “My Friend” directs nineteen-year-old … Continue reading

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Transform your marriage with ‘Intimate Graces’

Do you know that practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy can transform your marriage? This premise of the Catholic Press Association’s first place Family Life winner Intimate Graces holds fast in delightful and touching stories with realistic solutions. … Continue reading

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